AWESOME Chromatic Trick - Lesson with Scott Devine

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by devine, Sep 27, 2012.


  1. devine

    devine Supporting Member

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    Hey there guys...

    I've just put a brand new video lesson together for you.

    In this lesson I demonstrate an absolutely KILLER chromatic style lick... then I show you how you can start to expand on this idea by just moving the shape around in a chromatic fashion.

    Hope you enjoy it!

    Check it out here... http://scottsbasslessons.com/awesome-chromatic-lick

    Over and out,

    Scott.
  2. Roscoe East

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    Scott, is the string-spacing on your bass narrower than standard, or do you just have gigantic hands?
  3. devine

    devine Supporting Member

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    Lol... Yeah the string spacing is 16.5mm... so a little tighter than the average, which I think on a jazz bass is around 18mm.

    ... But... my hands are pretty big anyway so it makes the string spacing look REALLY tight ;)

    Thanks for checking the lesson out!

    Scott ;)
  4. mambo4

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    Another nice one, Scott.
    I'm always appreciative of the time you spend explaining the underlying thinking of the theory and harmonic context that each lesson supports. Your stuff is exceptionally illustrative of how to pragmatically apply all that 'theory stuff' to bass lines.
    Cheers
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  6. FretFree

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    Nice! I need to spend more time on your site!
  7. Biggbass

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    Scott,
    Once again, A Great lesson.
    Your generosity in posting all the lessons is beyond compare.
    Thank you!

    I can do the lick...slowly :) You make it look so easy!

    You mentioned in the lesson that this lick may not work for country or similar music where you're having to concentrate on the root. When you get the time could you post a riff/lick/sexy notes lesson on the genres of Country/Americana?
  8. pastorjamesc

    pastorjamesc Cheap Ability, Expensive Taste Supporting Member

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    +1 A lot of the folks I jam with play this....
  9. Hulktopus

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    Just saw your lessons for the first time, and I wanted to say thanks. Two words: Solid Gold.
  10. LayDownABoogie

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    Ha ha man country NEEDS some o this I say. Get em off that root and fifth.

    Amazingly good lessons by the way.
  11. dabigc5

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    Just subscribed. I assume that if you explained that as easily as it seemed you did, you can explain other stuff just as easily. I'm going to be practicing for quite a while... thanks a ton!
  12. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN" Supporting Member

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    awesome exercise,..

    i feel the burn! thanks again, Scott...
  13. Phil Smith

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    It's not really a "trick", but it is a cool "lick". :D
  14. devine

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    Yeah... the first part of the tutorial is definitely more of a lick... but the at the back end of the tutorial I start to develop the idea and show how you can use the same idea - as in, shifting the same shape around in a chromatic fashion. That's why I called it a 'trick', just for a lack of a better word.

    Anyway, thanks for checking out the lessons man!

    Scott ;)
  15. scottfeldstein

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    Scott: I just discovered your web site yesterday. In addition to being a terrific musician, you're also a fantastic teacher. Thanks!
  16. devine

    devine Supporting Member

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    Ahhh... Scott... what a fantastic name you have lol! ;)

    Great to hear you're on board man! There's going to be loads more lessons on the way too so watch this space!

    Have a wicked day,

    Scott :bassist:
  17. Chief2112

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    I'm 43 and just started playing bass a little over a year ago. I don't know where I'd be without your lessons Scott. Not only is your material great but your delivery of the material is second to none. Just amazing!! Thank you so much!!

    I believe I'll be purchasing some of your play along stuff soon. :)
  18. xroads

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    Also big thanks from my side to Scott. I just converted from guitar to bass, and your lessons are just stellar to get up to speed on the basics of specific bass techniques. I cannot stress enough how skilled you are on the instrument and as a teacher.
    There is one video where you talk about your musical background and career, which is inspiring as well.
    Please continue your youtube lessons, I hope you also get some support from us clicking your videos....
  19. devine

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    Wow... again, thanks so much for the great compliments guys! Your continued support is AWESOME!

    How are you spending your Christmas... in the shed lol?! ;)))

    Scott
  20. scottfeldstein

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    For the record, I find this riff easy in every way...except one. Timing. My brain cannot get the proper timing. Maybe it's just going to require more practice than I thought to get it right.

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